This month’s National Renaissance Student of the Month is Summer Childress from Pascagoula High School in Mississippi. Nominator Leigh Hanna writes (lightly edited):

“Summer is a dedicated and enthusiastic member of Pascagoula High School’s REN Crew. From decorating hallways to fundraising to scavenger hunts, Summer is always the first to volunteer. For every challenge that has been issued, Summer has not only met the challenge but has far exceeded it.  She is involved in a plethora of extracurricular activities and is a proud supporter of all things PHS. Her joy and excitement are contagious to those around her, making Summer truly a pleasure to be around. Summer brightens the daily climate of PHS and works tirelessly to improve the culture for all students.”

How long have you been involved with Renaissance?

3 great months!

What’s a favorite Renaissance moment for you?
My favorite Renaissance moment was our first meeting, we were told our expectations and all other the things that we would be doing all through-out the year.

How has Renaissance impacted your school’s culture?
The school has gotten more relaxed through-out the year so far, I haven’t heard of any recent fights or crazy events other than COVID-19 stuff.

How has Renaissance affected you personally?
I think Renaissance has helped me build more skills when it comes to public speaking, dedication, and building relationships with other students.

What advice would you give to someone just starting with Renaissance?
I would tell then to jump right in and do as much as you can, because this is a group where you can help better your school’s atmosphere and those around you.


Summer will receive a shirt and a lapel pin in recognition of her achievement.

To nominate someone in your school for the National Renaissance Student of the Month honor, click here.

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